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Abe Kōbō 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

(1924–93)Japanese existentialist novelist, playwright, and director. The experience of being raised in Manchuria and repatriated to Japan after the war bred in Abe a sense of rootless individualism, an aversion to nationalist ideologies, and an abiding suspicion of authority. His influences ranged from Dostoevsky and Heidegger to Kafka and ... ...

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